Bug#749559: sysvinit: Can't power off jessie from gnome poweroff menu

Dmitry Bogatov KAction at debian.org
Sat Dec 29 18:34:50 GMT 2018

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[2014-05-27 23:33] Marcelo Luiz de Laia <marcelolaia at gmail.com>
> I am using Jessie, and gnome.
> When I choose my login in the upper right corner, and click Poweroff, my system
> didn't do any think.
> In the dmesg is showed:
> system is powering down
> failed to send delayed message launch helper exited with unknown return code 1
> To do the trick I need to login in the new tty (tty2) and rum halt or shutdown
> -h now.
> I found this threat:
> http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=114589
> But, if I try:
> # apt-get install systemd systemd-sysv
> I got that systemd is already installed and apt tell me that sysvinit package
> will be removed from my system.
> However, sysvinit shows:
> # aptitude show sysvinit
> Pacote: sysvinit
> Essencial: sim
> Estado: instalado
> Automaticamente instalado: não
> Versão: 2.88dsf-53
> Prioridade: requerido
> Seção: admin
> Mantenedor: Debian sysvinit maintainers <pkg-sysvinit-
> devel at lists.alioth.debian.org>
> Arquitetura: i386
> Tamanho Descompactado: 81,9 k
> Pré-Depende de: sysvinit-core | upstart | systemd-sysv
> Descrição: System-V-like init utilities - metapackage
> Is systemd-sysv a dependecy for sysvinit? Why when I try to instal systemd-sysv
> apt tell me that sysvinit will be removed?

systemd-sysv and sysvinit-core are two different init system. They can't
be installed at same time.

I have no knowledge about DE, but maybe gnome team could help?

Dear gnome maintainers, what command is actually invoked when power-off
button is pressed?

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